How to Tell if You Are Right Brain Dominant

You Might Be a Right Brain If ...

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Right brain dominant students should put their creative talents to work!. Grace Fleming

Are you the creative type? Do you get bored easily when teachers lecture for more than thirty minutes at a time? Do you feel like you can size up people easily by watching them?

If so, you may be right-brain dominant.

Characteristics of Right-Brain Students

  • You take notes but lose them. You may have a hard time keeping track of your research.
  • You might have a hard time making up your mind.
  • You are good with people.
  • You don't fall for practical jokes as easily as some.
  • You seem dreamy, but you're really deep in thought.
  • You like to write fiction, draw, or play music.
  • You might be athletic.
  • You like mystery stories.
  • You take time to ponder and you think there are two sides to every story.
  • You may lose track of time.
  • You are spontaneous.
  • You’re fun and witty.
  • You may find it hard to follow verbal directions.
  • You are unpredictable.
  • You get lost.
  • You are emotional.
  • You don't like reading directions.
  • You may listen to music while studying.
  • You read lying down.
  • You may be interested in “the unexplained.”
  • You are philosophical and deep.

Your Classes and Your Brain

  • In history class, you enjoy the social aspects most. You like to explore the effects of events that happened in history. You also enjoy essays.
  • You can do well in math class if you apply yourself, but you get bored by long, complex problems. Keep at it! You'll be great with math if you practice enough.
  • Science? Boring at first. But once you start learning more, you become intrigued.
  • You do well in English class, especially when it comes to reading literature and writing essays about books. You also do well in creative writing assignments.
  • Strong grammar skills may come naturally to you.

Advice for Right Brain Students

  • Choose to do personal essays when you have the option. You're great when you use anecdotal stories!
  • Watch your daydreaming—keep it under control and don't let it become a procrastination tool.
  • Let your imagination work for you in the arts.
  • Let your intuition work for you in social situations. Use that gut instinct to your advantage.
  • Let your deep thinking work for you during essay tests—but don’t ponder too long. Make a quick outline, then start to fill in the topics.
  • Be creative with essays. You can use colorful language well.
  • Use images and charts when you study. 
  • Write down directions to help you remember.
  • Try to be more organized!
  • Don’t be overly suspicious of others. 
  • Make outlines to organize your thoughts.
  • Choose fiction in reading assignments. 
  • Try to avoid teachers who lecture a lot; choose teachers who use activities.
  • You tell stories well, so write some!
  • Put information into categories for better understanding.
  • Avoid getting bogged down by thinking of all possibilities when answering questions. Go with your first instinct on a multiple choice exam!
  • Finish things! You have so much talent, but you don’t always complete things.

    You have great instincts and survival skills. If you study hard, you might be a finalist on Survivor one day!

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